SFFCU, a division of Guardians Credit Union announces new Member Relations Manager

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (October 19, 2023) — Guardians Credit Union, a full-service financial institution, is pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Darias as the new Member Relations Manager for their South Florida Financial Credit Union (SFFCU) Miami Division.

With an extensive professional background and diverse skill set, Darias brings a wealth of experience to her new role, making her a valuable addition to the team at SFFCU, A Division of Guardians Credit Union. Additionally, having previously worked at the same branch, VAH Miami Federal Credit Union at the time, Darias has a history and passion for the SFFCU Division membership.

Having a solid foundation in the financial industry, Darias also served as Branch Manager at General Mills Federal Credit Union for 14 years. During her tenure, she demonstrated exceptional leadership, effectively managing branch operations and fostering strong member relationships. Darias played a crucial role in optimizing profitability, implementing effective collections procedures, and providing educational seminars for members, all of which contributed to the growth of the credit union.

In addition to her branch management experience, Darias has held positions at various reputable institutions, including the University of Miami and Mercy Credit Union. Her roles encompassed responsibilities such as cash handling, member services, business development, and marketing, showcasing her versatility and expertise across the financial sector.

Educationally, Darias holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a focus on Finance from Florida International University. She has also completed significant coursework and training, emphasizing her commitment to professional development and industry expertise.

“Maria has four outstanding qualities that will serve members of our South Florida division very well,” said Steve Bosack, President & CEO of Guardians Credit Union. “Maria has excellent experience as a Branch Manager, extensive knowledge of our division’s core membership in Miami, a commitment to deliver personal member service, and a passion for reaching new members who will benefit from our credit union’s unique loans and savings products with lower fees. We are thrilled to welcome Maria to the Guardians One Family of Credit Unions.”

Darias brings a high level of professionalism, integrity, and dedication to her role. Her appointment reflects the credit union’s ongoing dedication to providing exceptional service and value to members.

About Guardians Credit Union

Guardians Credit Union is a full-service financial institution headquartered in West Palm Beach. Organized in 1953, it operates as a not-for-profit cooperative that encourages thrift by providing loans at fair and reasonable rates, paying competitive dividends on savings products and implementing fewer service fees for overall account maintenance. It is owned and operated by its members, with a board of directors and other volunteer committees chosen and staffed by members. For more information about Guardians Credit Union, contact Patrick Shandorf at 561-686-4006 ext. 1143 or (561) 351-0143 (cell), or


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